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roast

roast

 
pronunciation:
rost
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: roasted, roasting, roasts
definition 1: to cook or bake with dry heat in an oven or over an open fire.
We roasted a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.
definition 2: to dry, parch, or brown by heat.
Let's roast some peanuts in the oven.
definition 3: to make too hot.
He took his jacket off because it was roasting him.
similar words:
broil
definition 4: to be uncomfortable from too much heat.
Beth was roasting after an hour of lying on the beach.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a cut of meat cooked by roasting or that can be used for roasting.
The butcher sold him three pounds of pork roast.
 
definition 2: an outdoor meal at which the main food is cooked by roasting.
We invited our friends to a corn roast.
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